Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Why & How Criminal Cases Get Dismissed

Why & How Criminal Cases Get Dismissed The dismissal of a criminal case is the ideal outcome for anyone facing charges. It immediately ends the possibility of a stressful trial. It can also leave the option of a future expungement on the table.Like any strong defense, however, dismissals don’t come out of thin air. And prosecutors won’t automatically dismiss criminal charges and cases without:Sufficient doubt about their chances of securing a conviction at trialSubjective and objective reasons that make a dismissal stand out as serving the best interests of justiceThat’s where an experienced criminal defense attorney [...]

Inexperience & Poor Training of Budtender Used in Fatal Crash Defense

Inexperience & Poor Training of Budtender Used in Fatal Crash Defense It appears a San Diego woman accused of vehicular manslaughter following a crash after smoking marijuana is using the defense that the dispensary budtenders where she bought the product were poorly trained and inexperienced about conveying the dangers of it. The 33-year-old San Diego student who was catastrophically impaired by the crash she allegedly caused, is being charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, murder, and driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID). “She had no idea what she left that store with [...]

Ways to Spot Domestic Violence

Ways to Spot Domestic Violence It doesn’t matter how old you are. Your race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter what your relationship status is, whether you’re dating, living together or married. Your educational, financial, and social status make no difference—anyone can be a victim of domestic violence or even a perpetrator. What Is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence usually starts as psychological or emotional abuse carried out by someone trying to assert dominance or take control in a relationship. This abuse often evolves into physical violence. When it does, it’s officially [...]

When your Colorado college experience includes drug problems

When your Colorado college experience includes drug problems If you were to say that partying is sometimes part of your college life, you definitely wouldn't be the only student to admit this. In fact, some people say partying is merely a typical aspect of college life in Colorado and most other states. If you are age 21 or beyond, then imbibing alcohol, for instance, is not necessarily against school rules or state laws. If you happen to live on a dry campus, it can definitely cause a problem. Approximately 30 percent of U.S. college students say [...]

The fine line between rowdiness and a disorderly conduct charge

The fine line between rowdiness and a disorderly conduct charge Do you enjoy getting together with friends in Colorado and having a few cold beers or other libations on a summer's night? If so, it's safe to assume many other readers share your interests. Whether you meet up at your favorite local restaurant or attend a sporting event or concert together, it may be just what you need to get a little rest and relaxation after a hard week's work. You probably noticed that hanging out with your peers helps you loosen up and forget [...]